Totem Falls Raven Review

Friday, March 26, 2021

Please submit online attestation by 7:45 am

This helps get your student straight to class and ready to learn.

Important Dates


29: On-campus Vision screening for grades K, 1, 2, 3 and 5.

31: Human Growth & Development District Presentation, 6:00 p.m., Zoom webinar, details below


1 & 2: School in session

Typically these have been conference days off for the week before Spring Break. However, we WILL be having school these days. Group B will attend in-person and online students will have their time with their online teacher as usual for both days.

5-9: Spring Break, NO SCHOOL

12: School resumes

16: Distribution for remote students, 1-2:30 pm

Conference Week

The week of Monday, March 29 through Friday, April 2, which had been reserved as a tentative conference week, will remain a five-day school week. Instruction during the week will follow a teacher’s or student’s current school schedule. The following week, April 5-9, is Spring Break.

Standard conference times between parents/guardians and teachers will not be scheduled. As always, we encourage teachers, students and families to have discussions by phone, email or through Zoom to discuss any concerns, questions or situations that may arise.

A note from Dr. Church

Dear Totem Falls Families,

This week has been largely taken up with organizational tasks related to students wishing to return to in person learning. We can celebrate together as all students who wanted to return to school will begin April 12th. There are no students being wait listed and we can have our return start a week earlier than anticipated. Hooray!

Please feel free to watch the video created to help families back in January. The purpose was different at that time, but there are good details imbedded that still apply. Some revisions to bear in mind since this was made:

  • Your response to the morning attestation health check is critical in getting off to a good start each day. We ask for this to be done by 7:45 each day your student is on campus. This has been hugely successful in our initial return and we want to build on it after spring break. You can learn more about the attestation process here.
  • Parents aren’t allowed on campus. The planter in front of school is a good barrier for parents needing to connect with staff at beginning and end of day transitions.
  • The video talks about students lining up at cones during dismissal. We have painted dots on the pavement now.
  • We have been successful in our return and hope to conclude the school year successfully. Masks and maintaining distance are the reasons why. Reinforcing this with your child before returning is appreciated.
  • We now have designated spots for mask breaks during recesses. Students still need to wear masks when playing.

We are welcoming back a total of 48 Ravens and 60 are remaining online until the end of the year. Soon we will be whole again, I hope!



Like to build things? We need your help.

Calling all carpenters! We are looking for someone who can help with creating and installing the tiles made by our 6th graders as a culminating project. We need this support to be able to have this project continue. Please reach out to Dr. Church if you are interested. Thank you!

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On-Campus vision screening

Monday, March 29th (3rd & 5th Cohort A, Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd, Cornish & Brewster)

On the dates above we will be conducting our annual vision screening for students in Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 5th grades. Screening will be done by our nurse using the SPOT vision screener. The SPOT photo vision screener detects potential indicators for a variety of visual issues including near and far sightedness. If your child wears glasses please have them wear or bring them for the test.

This screening is not intended to replace a regular vision exam from a licensed optometrist. If your child receives a “pass” then no letter is mailed to you. If you receive a letter that says “refer” then your child should be evaluated by a licensed optometrist. Please contact our nurse, Mary Mellis RN at 360-563-4796 with any questions or concerns.

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Next Distribution

The next distribution will be Friday, April 16, from 1:00 - 2:30 pm

  • If you can't make it at the above time, tables will be set out until 3:30 for self-serve as well as during school days between 9 and 3:30.
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Library News

Our SPRING ONLINE BOOK FAIR is open so start shopping ONLINE NOW until next Thursday, APRIL 1ST. Purchases can be made online through our TF SPRING ONLINE BOOK FAIR and books will be mailed straight to your home. Use our TF Book Fair link to create a Scholastic account or use your previous Scholastic account to shop so our TF Library gets 25% of the sales.

Check out our TF LIBRARY CANVAS or TF Library website page for information about the book fair, including- author videos, how to buy books online, and scavenger hunt.


COMPLETE the HOP into a Good Book Book fair SCAVENGER HUNT by using your book fair flyer by FRIDAY,MARCH 26th. After you finish the scavenger hunt, you will be entered into a contest for a FREE BOOK FAIR BOOK!


We have 4 winners for our Hop into a Good Book, guess how many eggs/jellybeans guessing game. Out of our winners, 3 students- Kaleb Blanch, Michael Bruketta, and Samuel Morrill guessed within 10 of the eggs in the jar and 1 student- Olivia Goodrich guessed the number EXACTLY- 320!!! Olivia will get all the jellybeans, and everyone will get a book from the book fair. Congratulations to our winners!

Did you know The BFG book was made into a Disney movie? You should check out the MOVIE then you could compare the book and MOVIE. Check out our TF LIBRARY CANVAS page or TF Library Website for all the BFG resources online and fun activities.

BFG TRIVIA BOOK WINNERS LAST WEEK... Congratulations to this week’s book winners of last week’s BFG trivia question: Aspen Lambert, Brooke Armstrong, and Gunner Hughey. Winners should have received their FREE BOOK last week.

🌺 Aloha, TF Families! 🌴

Staff Appreciation Week is coming up May 3-7!

Please help us say, “MAHALO” to our awesome teachers & staff for all they do by signing up to donate items for the week.

During the month of April, there will be a bin outside the office from 8am-4pm to place the donations you sign up to bring.

Stay tuned for a Staff Appreciation Packet coming home with more super fun ways to celebrate the week!

Questions? Please contact Neva Goodrich OR Tera Becker.

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Yearbook Order deadline

ORDER your Yearbook by April 1st

LAST CALL -> Order yearbooks by April 1st (extra copies are not available after this date!)

We know this has been a different year but we promise the Yearbook is full of candid photos and will be a great memory. Email the TF Yearbook Coordinators @ if you need to check if you've already ordered a book or not. Yearbook order forms were sent home in December. Yearbooks can still be ordered online or a check written out to the PTO for $18 and a note of your child's name, teacher, grade sent into the front office.

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human growth and development district presentation - grades 5 and 6

Human growth and development will be taught this year in 5th and 6th grade only. Topics include puberty, reproductive system and HIV/AIDS. Families are invited to attend a presentation to learn about the health standards, activities and resources that will be used to teach each of the topics, and the opt-out process.

Bus routes and schedules

Please use our eLink/Versatrans online tool to find your eligibility for bus service, bus stops and route information. (Note: Transportation information in Skyward/Family Access is not accurate.) The eLink/Verstrans online tool contains the most up-to-date and detailed schedule and stop information. Click here to find your eligibility for bus service and your student's bus route/schedule.

  • Login: (student 7 digit ID# with 0 ) Example 0911111
  • Password: (8-digit birthdate-no spaces) Example 02222021

Note: 2020-2021 middle and high school routes and schedules will be available in eLink/Versatrans on Wednesday, March 24.

Changes to meal distribution

It has been a pleasure to provide district students with delicious and nutritious meals throughout the past year.

Beginning Monday, March 22, students and parents will receive a text or email containing a Qualtrics survey similar to the health attestation survey that is used currently throughout the district. The survey will be open from 5:15-9 a.m., Monday through Thursday. This survey will allow parents/guardians to identify if their child(ren) would like to pick up lunch (and breakfast for the next day) for that day only. It will also allow parents/guardians to select from several designated schools for meal pick up. This survey must be completed each day to pick up meals.

  • Cathcart Elementary - 12:25-12:45 p.m.
  • Dutch Hill Elementary - 12:40-1 p.m.
  • Emerson Elementary -12:30-12:50 p.m.
  • Seattle Hill Elementary - 12:20-12:40 p.m.
  • Machias Elementary – 1-1:20 p.m.

On Fridays, there will not be a Qualtrics survey. On Friday, meals will be available to any child age 0 to 18 per the USDA SFSP guidelines. Lunches (and breakfast for the next day) can be picked up at:

  • Centennial Middle School - 11-11:20 a.m.
  • Little Cedars Elementary - 12:05-12:25 p.m.
  • Boys & Girls Club – 11:30-11:50 a.m.

The pickup window at each of the above schools will be 20 minutes and will be located at the front entrance of each school.

Snohomish School District Coronavirus Testing Research Study for K-2

The Snohomish School District Coronavirus Testing Study is looking for more participants! Student must be in grades K, 1 or 2. Sign up at for your child to be tested once per week for COVID-19 at home by a parent/guardian. The study will help researchers learn more about how COVID-19 spreads in elementary schools, and to safely re-open schools during this pandemic.

For more information about the study, visit or contact

online kindergarten registration happening now

Kindergarten registration is happening at all Snohomish School District elementary schools. Online registration materials are available at We encourage families to utilize the online student enrollment and registration available at that site. Schools will reach out throughout summer 2021 with important information available for families (Meet the Teacher, WaKIDS, PTA/PTO/parent organizations, bus transportation, special services and more). For more information, please contact the elementary school your child will attend.

District Laptop Phone Support

We have a dedicated phone line for student/family computer/laptop support for district-issued devices. Students and families can call 360-563-3000 for live technical support from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 7:30-11:30 a.m., Friday.

Totem Falls Elementary School

We are Kind, Responsible, Honest, Brave and we NEVER Give Up!

The Snohomish School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator, Title IX Coordinator and ADA, Darryl Pernat, 1601 Avenue D,, Snohomish, WA 98290, 360-563-7285 Section 504 Coordinator and Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying (HIB), Shawn Stevenson,1601 Avenue D, Snohomish, WA 98290 360-563-7314